The Petty Archives

Random Notes: Dylan loves those Heartbreakers
By Merele Ginsberg
The Calgary Herald - February 23, 1986

Bob Dylan just won't stop draggin' those hearts around. He liked playing with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers so much at Farm Aid that he decided to take a little working vacation with the band for a month -- to New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Dylan thought the Heartbreakers were the best band he'd ever played with, and it wasn't that hard to arrange, since Dylan's manager and Petty's manager are partners. The Heartbreakers are currently backing Petty (Down Under) then backing Dylan, then backing both. The tour is so successful -- and Dylan is enjoying it so much -- that U.S. dates are being discussed. Even if that falls through, though, you'll get to see highlights via either a movie, a television special or a home video; all are being bruited about.